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Image:FerdinandRies.jpg|thumb|right|Ferdinand Ries '''Ferdinand Ries''' (28 November 1784 (baptised) – 13 January 1838) was a Germany|German composer. Ries was a friend, pupil and secretary of Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed eight symphony|symphonies, a violin concerto, eight piano concertos and numerous other works in many genres, including 26 string quartets. In 1838 he published a collection of reminiscences of his teacher Beethoven, co-written with Franz Gerhard Wegeler|Franz Wegeler. The symphonies, some chamber works—most of them with piano— his violin concerto and his piano concertos have been recorded, demonstrating a style which is, unsurprising due to his connection to Beethoven, somewhere between those of the classical period (music)|Classical and early romantic music|Romantic eras.
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